Saturday, January 23, 2010

Hello everyone,

Please join us on January 28th at 5:00pm in the Union's Lone Star Room for our first event of the semester, a discussion of Benjamin Franklin’s Autobiography. The discussion will be led by Government Professor Lorraine Pangle.

I look forward to seeing you all there!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Greetings faculty and students,

Please join us for the first Jefferson Center Movie Night of the fall semester, on Wednesday, November 18th at 7:00pm, in Carothers 007A. We will be screening The Man who Shot Liberty Valance, a classic western starring Jimmy Stewart and John Wayne, and directed by John Ford. The film explores the transformation of the harsh frontier world through the advancement of the rule of law and reflects on the means by which the change occurs and the virtues that are gained and lost in the process. Government graduate students Laura Field and Mark Verbitsky will lead a discussion of some of these themes after the viewing.

Pizza and soft drinks will be served at 7 pm; please RSVP to Carly Chrisco at by 4 pm Wednesday if you would like pizza.

Also, thank you very much to those of you who attended our last event--it was great to see so many interested people there. Have a great week!

Matthew Levinton

Monday, September 21, 2009

Dear Interested Faculty and Students,

The Jefferson Book Club will meet this Thursday, September 24 to discuss book one of Miguel Cervantes’ Don Quixote. The group will meet upstairs at Caffe Medici on Guadalupe from 5:00 to 6:30.

Thank you very much to all of those who responded to my earlier message this summer with suggestions and interest in participating in our discussions, I really appreciated hearing from you all, and I look forward to a successful year.

The discussion this Thursday will be a great chance to discuss the ideas put forth in last week's lecture, in addition to anything anyone wishes to discuss about the novel, its characters, ideas, or anything else related to it. We intend to focus primarily on book one during the discussion this Thursday, so everyone is encouraged to attend, even if you have not finished the entire novel.

Thank you and I look forward to seeing you there!